I love setting an autumn tablescape. Maybe it’s because fall is one of my favorite seasons for entertaining and using my screened-in porch. The weather is a little cooler and it gets darker a little earlier which is perfect for a candlelit table for fall.
Fortunately the weather cooperated for us last Saturday for our dinner party that we held for some dear friends.
Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop
Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate recently invited me to join her Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop. Since I love setting a pretty table and had plans for our dinner party, I was excited to accept her invitation. The biggest challenge was setting the table, taking pictures and then cooking for six, all in the same day.
This time of year lends itself to a more rustic, masculine form of decorating which I have always liked. Think Ralph Lauren. Heavier fabrics, leather and suede, plaids and tweeds, jewel tones. All right up my ally.
I used to love going skiing out west. The resorts were beautiful with their rustic elegant decor with items such as antler chandeliers.
HomeGoods for Accessories
I had a gift card for HomeGoods and decided I would like to get some new accessories for this autumn tablescape. Words can’t express how excited I was when I saw these brushed silver antlers by Tahari. I knew they would help me create the look I was going for.
For a topper, I picked up this plaid throw which was perfect to layer over my black tablecloth. It had great fall colors of gray, camel and black.
HomeGoods had these pretty two-toned camel tweed napkins with fringe. I could vision the tablescape coming together in my shopping cart. I like adding different textures to the table.
As you can see in some previous posts, I have a thing for individual serveware such as shot glasses (click here and here) and mini plates. Following suit, I fell in love with these individual cheeseboards which look darling at each place setting.
Personally I love fresh flowers for a centerpiece. They give life to my table! I found some beautiful flowers that were perfect for a fall centerpiece. Some of the flowers were reminiscent of wild flowers from the mountains.
I especially loved the burgundy dahlias that looked like velvet. Unfortunately, the dahlias weren’t as fresh as I thought and they started dropping petals like crazy. Hence, you don’t see many in my arrangement.
I always gather my tableware on a tray to take out to my porch. It makes it so much easier to set the table without making so many trips to my kitchen.
Because it is fall and by the time dessert is served, it can be a little chilly. I like placing shawls on the backs of the chairs for my girlfriends.
It’s nice to have a bar set up near the dinner table too. We have a baker’s rack in our sun room that I also use for holding the serveware. It’s nice to have the food nearby for those that want seconds.
Autumn Fall Tablescape
I took these pictures during the day and am missing my votive candles that I added right before dinner.
For casual table settings, I like using my stemless wine glasses. The best part is that they can go in the dishwasher!
You can see the missing votives below which I added right before my guests arrived. I’m always adjusting things as the day progresses. I also decided to add my slate lazy suzan as a base for the vase. It added texture and the rich slate color to the tablescape.
By the time this picture was taken, dinner was over and our guests had gone home. My husband was enjoying a cigar and I was sipping on some wine, celebrating a fun night and what we felt may be the last dinner outside until spring.
Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop
A special thanks to Chloe for inviting me to share in this fun Blog Hop. It was so much fun pulling this tablescape together.
Please stop by these other blogs to tour their festive Autumn Tablescapes.